Sources of Twentieth century Global History

Sources of Twentieth century Global History
Author: James H. Overfield
Pages: 456
ISBN: IND:30000087800136
Available:
Release: 2002
Editor: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Language: en

Resume:

With sources from around the globe, this ... reader offers ... balanced coverage of the events and developments that shaped the twentieth century. Special attention is devoted to women's activism, including their statements against Chinese footbinding; unfair educational and work opportunities in Egypt; the Indian dowry system; and abortion restrictions under Stalin. Treaties, laws, speeches, literature, political tracts, letters ... and more make for [a] diverse ... pool of primary sources.-Back cover.

Sources of Global History Since 1900

Sources of Global History Since 1900
Author: James H. Overfield
Pages: 480
ISBN: 1111835381
Available:
Release: 2012-03
Editor: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Language: en

Resume:

Provides interesting and insightful primary sources designed to supplement your modern world history course. A combination of textual and visual sources from around the world brings global events to life, equipping you with the information needed to understand and appreciate political and social climates, past and present. --Back cover.

The Human Record Sources of Global History Volume II Since 1500

The Human Record  Sources of Global History  Volume II  Since 1500
Author: Alfred J. Andrea,James H. Overfield
Pages: 576
ISBN: 0495913081
Available:
Release: 2011-01-01
Editor: Cengage Learning
Language: en

Resume:

THE HUMAN RECORD is the leading primary source reader for the World History course, providing balanced coverage of the global past. are often paired or grouped together for comparison. A prologue entitled Primary Sources and How to Read Them appears in each volume and serves as a valuable pedagogical tool. Approximately one-third of the sources in the Seventh Edition are new, and these documents continue to reflect the myriad experiences of the peoples of the world. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Global Society The World Since 1900

Global Society  The World Since 1900
Author: Pamela Crossley,Lynn Hollen Lees,John W. Servos
Pages: 544
ISBN: 1111835373
Available:
Release: 2012-02-22
Editor: Cengage Learning
Language: en

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GLOBAL SOCIETY: THE WORLD SINCE 1900 is a globally-oriented narrative in its chronology, geographical integration, and thematic priorities. By focusing on the themes of technology and environment, the Third Edition keeps itself grounded in the material forces affecting global life and includes dynamic pedagogical tools such as maps, tech boxes, and illustrations. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Human Record

The Human Record
Author: Alfred J. Andrea,James H. Overfield
Pages: 528
ISBN: 1111341362
Available:
Release: 2012
Editor: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Language: en

Resume:

'The Human Record' is the leading primary source reader for the world history course, providing balanced coverage of the global past. Each volume contains a blend of visual and textual sources which are often paired or grouped together for comparison.

The Human Record

The Human Record
Author: Alfred J. Andrea,James H. Overfield
Pages: 464
ISBN: 1111341354
Available:
Release: 2011-01-01
Editor: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Language: en

Resume:

THE HUMAN RECORD, International Edition is the leading primary source reader for the World History course, providing balanced coverage of the global past. Each volume contains a blend of visual and textual sources which are often paired or grouped together for comparison. A prologue entitled “Primary Sources and How to Read Them” appears in each volume and serves as a valuable pedagogical tool. Approximately one-third of the sources in the Seventh Edition are new, and these documents continue to reflect the myriad experiences of the peoples of the world.

Twentieth Century World

Twentieth Century World
Author: Carter Vaughn Findley,John Alexander Rothney
Pages: 560
ISBN: 9781133168805
Available:
Release: 2011-01-01
Editor: Cengage Learning
Language: en

Resume:

In the exciting new Seventh Edition, Findley and Rothney's best-selling TWENTIETH-CENTURY WORLD thoroughly covers recent world history by focusing on themes of global interrelatedness, identity and difference, the rise of mass society, and technology versus nature. Outlined in the book's introduction, these themes help readers effectively place historical events in a larger context. Integrating the latest dramatic phases in world history, the Seventh Edition has been extensively revised and updated, especially the period since 1945. The two chapters on Superpowers, Europe, and the Cold War have been completely rewritten. The text also takes a more in-depth look at the economic growth of India and China, recent developments of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the impact of the global financial crash, the latest in the war on terror, new international environmental initiatives, and more. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Story of English in 100 Words

The Story of English in 100 Words
Author: David Crystal
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781466805088
Available:
Release: 2012-03-27
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Language: en

Resume:

The world's foremost expert on the English language takes us on an entertaining and eye-opening tour of the history of our vernacular through the ages. In The Story of English in 100 Words, an entertaining history of the world's most ubiquitous language, David Crystal draws on one hundred words that best illustrate the huge variety of sources, influences and events that have helped to shape our vernacular since the first definitively English word—‘roe'—was written down on the femur of a roe deer in the fifth century. Featuring ancient words (‘loaf'), cutting edge terms that relfect our world (‘twittersphere'), indispensible words that shape our tongue (‘and', ‘what'), fanciful words (‘fopdoodle') and even obscene expressions (the "c word"...), David Crystal takes readers on a tour of the winding byways of our language via the rude, the obscure and the downright surprising.

The World in the 20th Century

The World in the 20th Century
Author: Stephanie A. Hallock
Pages: 314
ISBN: 0136032532
Available:
Release: 2013
Editor: Prentice Hall
Language: en

Resume:

For undergraduate courses on 20th century world history, history of Europe and international relations. Presents a framework of key events in the 20th century that shaped the modern world. The World in the Twentieth Century is a brief, accessible text written for students who may have little background in history. It focuses on encouraging students to make connections by delivering four important themes: the effects of technology on world history, changing global identities, shifting borders and globalization. These themes and the book's structure develop a deeper understanding of a fast-paced century by placing strong emphasis on student engagement.

Empire of Cotton

Empire of Cotton
Author: Sven Beckert
Pages: 640
ISBN: 9780375713965
Available:
Release: 2015
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

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"The epic story of the rise and fall of the empire of cotton, its centrality in the world economy, and its making and remaking of global capitalism. Sven Beckert's rich, fascinating book tells the story of how, in a remarkably brief period, European entrepreneurs and powerful statesmen recast the world's most significant manufacturing industry combining imperial expansion and slave labor with new machines and wage workers to change the world. Here is the story of how, beginning well before the advent of machine production in 1780, these men created a potent innovation (Beckert calls it war capitalism, capitalism based on unrestrained actions of private individuals; the domination of masters over slaves, of colonial capitalists over indigenous inhabitants), and crucially affected the disparate realms of cotton that had existed for millennia. We see how this thing called war capitalism shaped the rise of cotton, and then was used as a lever to transform the world. The empire of cotton was, from the beginning, a fulcrum of constant global struggle between slaves and planters, merchants and statesmen, farmers and merchants, workers and factory owners. In this as in so many other ways, Beckert makes clear how these forces ushered in the modern world. The result is a book as unsettling and disturbing as it is enlightening: a book that brilliantly weaves together the story of cotton with how the present global world came to exist"--Résumé de l'éditeur.

A History of the World from the 20th to the 21st Century

A History of the World from the 20th to the 21st Century
Author: John Ashley Soames Grenville
Pages: 995
ISBN: 0415289548
Available:
Release: 2005
Editor: Psychology Press
Language: en

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Provides a comprehensive survey of the key events and personalities of this period.

The Human Record to 1700

The Human Record to 1700
Author: Alfred J. Andrea,James H. Overfield
Pages: 560
ISBN: 0618370404
Available:
Release: 2005
Editor: Houghton Mifflin College Division
Language: en

Resume:

The Human Record is a leading collection of primary sources for world history courses. Unlike many world history texts that center on the West, The Human Record provides balanced coverage of the global past. The book features both written and artifactual sources placed in their full historical contexts through introductory essays, footnotes, and focus questions. Each volume in the Fifth Edition begins with a prologue—"Primary Sources and How to Read Them"—that introduces students to the proper methods for reading and interpreting primary source material; the authors also walk students through sample visual and textual sources to help them master this skill.

The Human Record

The Human Record
Author: Alfred J. Andrea,James H. Overfield
Pages: 493
ISBN: 0618751114
Available:
Release: 2007-11-01
Editor: Houghton Mifflin College Division
Language: en

Resume:

[This is] a source collection that traces the course of human history from the rise of the earliest civilizations to the present. [This book traces] the gradual establishment of Western global hegemony; the simultaneous historical developments in other civilizations and societies around the world; the anti-Western, anticolonial movements of the twentieth century; and the emergence of the twenty-first century's integrated but still often bitterly divided world. -Pref.

My Name is Number 4

My Name is Number 4
Author: Ting-Xing Ye
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780385673860
Available:
Release: 2010-07-16
Editor: Doubleday Canada
Language: en

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A powerful and passionate memoir for young readers, Ting-xing Ye tells, through the eyes of a child, the moving story of growing up in China during the Cultural Revolution. When Ting-xing Ye was born her aunt declared, “Ah Si shi ge lao lu ming” – Number Four will have a difficult life – for the signs were unlucky. Events soon bore out this cruel prediction. Here is the true story of fourteen-year-old Ting-xing’s tumultuous life turned upside down by China’s Cultural Revolution. After the death of both her parents, Ting-xing and her four siblings endure the brutality of Red Guard attacks on their schools and even their house as they struggle against poverty and hunger. At sixteen, Ting-xing herself is exiled to a prison farm far from home. Full of personal and historical detail about this dramatic period in Chinese history, My Name is Number 4 has at its centre the feisty and courageous Ting-xing, fighting to survive as a young woman caught up in events beyond her control.

Mao s Little Red Book

Mao s Little Red Book
Author: Alexander C. Cook
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781107057227
Available:
Release: 2014-03-06
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Resume:

On the fiftieth anniversary of Quotations from Chairman Mao, this pioneering volume examines the book as a global historical phenomenon.

The Human Record Sources of Global History Volume II Since 1500

The Human Record  Sources of Global History  Volume II  Since 1500
Author: Alfred J. Andrea,James H. Overfield
Pages: 560
ISBN: 9781305537477
Available:
Release: 2015-01-01
Editor: Cengage Learning
Language: en

Resume:

THE HUMAN RECORD is the leading primary source reader for the World History course, providing balanced coverage of the global past. Each volume contains a blend of visual and textual sources that are often paired or grouped together for comparison, as in the Multiple Voices feature. A prologue entitled “Primary Sources and How to Read Them” appears in each volume and serves as a valuable pedagogical tool. Approximately one-third of the sources in the Eighth Edition are new, and these documents continue to reflect the myriad experiences of the peoples of the world. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Shock of the Old

The Shock of the Old
Author: David Edgerton
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780199832613
Available:
Release: 2011-08-29
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

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Offers a global account of the place of technology in twentieth century history.

World in the Making

World in the Making
Author: Bonnie G. Smith,Marc Van de Mieroop,Richard Von Glahn,Kris E. Lane
Pages: 688
ISBN: 0190849290
Available:
Release: 2018-08-31
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

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"A World in the Making is a kind of anthropological journey taken by four historians that assumes all societies are "hot," and all people make history and always have. We argue in our emphasis on lives and livelihoods for a world constructed, altered, renovated, remade by ordinary people even as we acknowledge the genius of individual innovators, disruptors who broke the mold or struck out in some new direction."--Provided by publisher.

The World in the Long Twentieth Century

The World in the Long Twentieth Century
Author: Edward Ross Dickinson
Pages: 392
ISBN: 9780520960961
Available:
Release: 2018-01-12
Editor: Univ of California Press
Language: en

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What can be called the long twentieth century represents the most miraculous and creative era in human history. It was also the most destructive. Over the past 150 years, modern societies across the globe have passed through an extraordinary and completely unprecedented transformation rooted in the technological developments of the nineteenth century. The World in the Long Twentieth Century lays out a framework for understanding the fundamental factors that have shaped our world on a truly global scale, analyzing the historical trends, causes, and consequences of the key forces at work. Spanning the 1870s to the present, this book explores the making of the modern world as a connected pattern of global developments. Students will learn to think about the past two centuries as a process, a series of political and economic upheavals, technological advances, and environmental transformations that have shaped the long twentieth century.

A Global History of Money

A Global History of Money
Author: Akinobu Kuroda
Pages: 214
ISBN: 9781000054576
Available:
Release: 2020-03-23
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

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Looking from the 11th century to the 20th century, Kuroda explores how money was used and how currencies evolved in transactions within local communities and in broader trade networks. The discussion covers Asia, Europe and Africa and highlights an impressive global interconnectedness in the pre-modern era as well as the modern age. Drawing on a remarkable range of primary and secondary sources, Kuroda reveals that cash transactions were not confined to dealings between people occupying different roles in the division of labour (for example shopkeepers and farmers), rather that peasants were in fact great users of cash, even in transactions between themselves. The book presents a new categorization framework for aligning exchange transactions with money usage choices. This fascinating monograph will be of great interest to advanced students and researchers of economic history, financial history, global history and monetary studies.